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NESsT has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Website. NESsT respects your privacy. The following statement details our practices related to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. We value your trust and appreciate your support. If you have any questions or comments concerning our privacy policy, please contact us using the instructions below.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to the terms of our Privacy Policy. Please review this page periodically. NESsT reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of the site constitutes your agreement to any such changes.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

NESsT employs the use of forms to give visitors the opportunity to share personal information (contact information that may include name, email address, address, interests). This is a free service provided by NESsT to allow visitors, for example, to receive updates on NESsT’s work and progress, to subscribe to the electronic mailing list for our newsletter to make financial contributions online, or to purchase NESsT Publications from our Website. We only collect personally identifiable information that you knowingly and willingly provide us. We do not collect any other personal information from users.

NESsT has partnered with Papilia (and NESsT UK with JustGiving in the UK) to allow visitors to our website to make safe and secure financial contributions to NESsT and/or NESsT UK and to purchase our publications using a major credit card. Papilia and JustGiving both employ ensure that your online transactions are secure. All of the information collected through these services is encrypted. This encryption is designed to prevent the theft or interception of the information you provide. Encryption is indicated on your Web browser by the display of a lock or key on the browser status bar.

Papilia and JustGiving do not sell, trade, rent, or share your information with any entity other than NESsT, which receives your payment. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors. Visitors who wish to ensure that their information is not shared should contact NESsT using the instructions provided below.

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, users are able to unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. All of our email communications that come through the Papilia or Vertical Response system have unsubscribe links. Alternatively, if you would like to be removed from our newsletter distribution list, please send an email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line to nesst@nesst.org. If you believe that your personal information is in our database and would prefer us to delete it, please contact us using the instructions below. Please provide us with your exact name and email address as well as a description of the email or mail piece you received. We will use reasonable efforts to delete this information from our existing files.

Use of “Cookies”

Cookies are information files that your Web browser places on your computer when you visit a Web site. NESsT occasionally uses cookies to track user trends. NESsT collects information on site traffic, user page views and click throughs. However, this information is used in aggregate and cannot be used to identify you personally. We use this aggregate information to try to improve the site and our newsletter, making them more useful and usable. This information is for internal use only and is not sold or made available to any other parties.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Website will not function properly when you view them.

Security

NESsT recognizes that your privacy is important to you, and, therefore, we employ technical security measures that endeavor to protect information from outside threats. NESsT has taken steps to ensure that personally identifiable information collected is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database as well as electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. All online transactions are protected and encrypted using SSL. However, NESsT does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that personal information will be protected against unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alterations and does not accept any liability for personal information submitted to us nor for your or third parties’ use or misuse of personal information.

Complaints

If you wish to file a complaint as to our compliance with our Privacy Policy, please contact us using the information below. NESsT takes your privacy complaints very seriously, so please be clear and detailed as to all facts related to your complaints.

Other Websites

Our Site contains links to other Websites we feel our audience may benefit from. NESsT assumes no responsibility for the information practices of these sites, and these links do not imply affiliation or endorsement of the linked sites. These other sites may independently collect data, solicit personally identifiable information, or send their own cookies to you. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information as their policies may be different than ours.

Information on Children

NESsT does not specifically ask children under 18 for any information and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about them.

Informed Consent

The statements made in this Privacy Policy constitute a complete and unambiguous disclosure of all personal information collection, use and disclosure practices to be conducted by NESsT. Your access to the website, www.nesst.org, and your request to purchase a publication or to make a donation constitute your informed consent and acceptance with these stated personal information practices.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy and the practices of this Website and/or if you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us:

Our postal address is:
965 Mission Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, California 94103 USA

We can be reached by telephone at +(1 415) 644-0509 or via e-mail at nesst@nesst.org. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.